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Hi I'm Beverly

and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I’m a grandmother, mother of eight, wife, and an entrepreneur. I serve on the Inter-faith Council in my community. Because of this experience I have gained an appreciation for all faith traditions. I love meeting new people, reading great books and traveling to foreign countries. I marvel at the influence one person can make in the lives of others. My favorite saying is... "You become what you want to be by being what you want to become!"

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a sixth generation Mormon but I had to gain my own understanding and witness of the truthfulness of the doctrines that my parents taught me. I am a Mormon because living the teachings of the Church gives me direction and hope. My life has meaning and purpose. I know who I am and know what I can become.

How I live my faith

My faith is the foundation of who I am. I attend church every week and make a promise to my Savior to strive in my life to become more Christ-like. I serve others whenever I am asked. I have come to realize that the positions I've had in the church have been there for my growth and development as well as the influence I can have on others. I live my faith one day at a time working on my weaknesses and sharing my strengths.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Beverly
Men hold the priesthood in the Mormon Church and women do not. I have never felt deprived or inferior because of that fact. I consider women and men equal we just achieve results in differnt ways. That difference actually brings balance. I've never had any problems working with the (Priesthood) men of the church. I've never been looked down upon because I’m a woman. In fact, I feel just the opposite. I feel respected by them and I'm often asked for my opinion and advice on different situations. Men and women work shoulder to shoulder in The chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in every congregation. Both men and women are considered equal in the eyes of God and are blessed with different gifts. Women in the church have leadership positions that they are asked to do. Much responsibility comes in those positions and we as women fulfill those responsibilities. For me it is nice to know that I have a righteous priesthood leader to go to when I need counsel. Show more Show less